Institute for Well-Being


WELLNESS CENTER

Comprehensive Cancer Wellness Program

The Comprehensive Cancer Wellness Program serves patients with cancer in active treatment or recovery. Our program follows national protocols and evidence based research. This research supports the idea that exercise and nutritional interventions significantly reduce cancer treatment symptoms and improve remission rates. We receive referrals from most major medical centers in the region and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Research shows that exercise can lead to the following:

  • Reduced fatigue and increased energy levels
  • Greater endurance for activities of daily living
  • Strengthened immune system and decreased risk of infections
  • Reduction of pain and an increased pain tolerance
  • Decreased anxiety and depression
  • Improved tolerance to chemotherapy
  • Enhanced self-image and sense of control


Education about nutrition and stress management is offered through a registered dietician and the Towson University Nursing Department. Additional support is available through regularly scheduled interaction and group peer meetings for program members.


If interested, contact the Wellness Center at 410 704-4555 or email us at wellnesscenter@towson.edu.

Art Therapy Group for Adult Cancer Survivors

The first Monday of each month, 5:45-7:30 PM
(11/3/2014, 12/1/2014, No group in January, 2/2/2015, 3/2/2015, 4/6/2015, 5/4/2015

Fee: $10.00 per session

Location:
Institute for Well-Being
One Olympic Place
Room 200
Towson, MD 21204

Facilitators: Ama Kyere, MA, ATR-BC, LGPAT - Board Certified Registered Art Therapist
Sharon Curran, RN-MS - Associate Clinical Professor, Towson University.

“Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being. The creative process involved in artistic self- expression helps people resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, reduce stress, and increase self-esteem and self-awareness. Art therapists are master’s-level professionals who hold degrees in art therapy and/or a related field.”
- The American Art Therapy Association

The goal of this art therapy group is to provide a safe space for adult cancer survivors to express thoughts and feelings through personally meaningful process and project oriented art therapy experiences. During this group you will be encouraged to find joy in spontaneous creativity and to also experience the power and healing nature of your own creativity.


Institute for Well-Being | Wellness Center
Location: One Olympic Place | Towson, MD 21204 | 410-704-4555
Mailing Address: Wellness Center | IWB | Towson University | 8000 York Road | Towson MD 21252
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